Are you thinking of proposing soon?  Candid proposal photography is a great way to make sure you always have the memory of this big moment to look back on.  I know I would have loved having a photographer capture my own proposal to my wife but I was not really aware this was a thing.

This is one of those once in a lifetime events that you will definitely want photos that document the moment.  How cool would it be to look back on these photos with your future children and grandchildren?  I’m sure your family would absolutely love to see photos of mom and dad, or grandma and grandpa, as they got engaged.

Candid Proposal Photography

door county proposal by the water, engagement session

Here is how my proposal photography session works. 

First, we’ll come up with a detailed plan as for where and when you will propose.  We’ll go over things such as placement and positioning to get a perfect closeup and scenic shot.  I will make sure everything super easy to follow so all you need to worry about is your proposal.  I will take care of everything else.

On the day you’ve chosen for the proposal, I will arrive 10-15 minutes before you and your significant other. I’ll act like a tourist like any other just taking pictures of random things. That is not uncommon many places so I will blend in pretty well and won’t be noticed.  Then when you get on a knee, my camera will turn towards you two and I will capture the whole sequence of events.

anderson dock proposal in Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin

Mini Engagement Session

After the big moment, we can do a  mini engagement session so you have some nice posed images too.  Included is up to 30 minutes and you can use as much or as little of that time for photos as you wish.

Later that night or by the next morning, I will have a sneak peek of some of the highlight images ready for you to share, etc.   I don’t want you to wait long for your photos so I make sure to have some back to you really fast.

The rest of the images will take a couple of days to get to you.

beach engagement session

Experience You Can Trust

You shouldn’t trust this big moment to just anyone.  You need someone with the experience that you can trust in this big moment.  A proposal is a challenging moment to capture properly.  As the photographer, I must remain inconspicuous as to not give away the surprise by being obvious.  Then the proposal happens quickly and I need to be ready to capture the exact moment as it happens.  That’s the only way to get the great reactions!

I have more experience with proposals than any Door County photographer.  I know how to capture this moment as it happens and without giving anything away.  I photograph dozens of surprise proposals every year and I have never missed the moment!  There won’t be any need to recreate the proposal because I didn’t get the shot.  All of the examples on this page are 100% real moments.

You can be certain that we will have all the details together and I will capture it all.  I also know the Door County area super well and know all the great spots that are scenic, private, and perfect for what you are looking for.  

marriage proposal at Cave Point County Park

What People Are Saying

I absolutely love when my work makes people happy!  Here’s what a few of my past clients have said about their candid proposal session.

door county proposal

Thorough, Thoughtful, and Prepared

“The most deserving 5 star review ever. Luke was so incredibly thorough, thoughtful, and prepared for the candid engagement proposal we set up. He communicated quickly and efficiently, and was completely on top of everything. The photos he captured were absolutely breathtaking, and the process of him sharing the photos was so transparent and great as well. I would recommend Luke to absolutely anybody looking to get photographed. He made sure I felt comfortable, he thought of every aspect possible, and made a normally anxiety-inducing process so easy and accessible. Hire Luke!!!


Wouldn’t Have Wanted Anyone Else

“Luke was incredible. From the planning to the communication to the photos themselves – everything was top-notch. 

Wouldn’t have wanted anyone else taking such important photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. Luke’s the best of Door County  :)”


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proposal at sunset in ephraim, wisconsin

So Easy and Organized

“Luke went above and beyond to help me pull off the perfect proposal to my fiancé at Anderson Dock! Everything was so easy and organized, and the photos are outstanding! He even accommodated to a last minute date change when the ring didn’t arrive in time. I am so grateful for his work and cannot recommend him enough! We can’t wait to have him as our wedding photographer.”



This price includes the time for shooting and planning your proposal, along with ALL the photos from the session.  You’ll get your photos delivered in an online gallery where you can download them to your phone or computer.


You can also have this big moment captured in video!  I will station another camera in the scene to capture the big moment in high quality 4K video.  This addon will ensure not only great photos, but you can watch and relive this moment forever.

Video Add-on – $99


Deluxe Candid Proposal

The deluxe candid proposal is a bit different. This is proposal session starts as a regular couples session. Yes, you can book couples photos before you are officially engaged! 🙂

Your special someone will think this is just a fun photoshoot where you can have some fun together while making memories. Then at a point during the session that we will plan out in secret, and with the camera ready to go, you pop your question!

This type of proposal session is really awesome because then your new fiance will be photo ready. Maybe with a fresh hair style, done up nails, etc.

After the proposal we can continue the session with some fun celebration photos as an engaged couple!


Let’s Talk About Your Proposal Photos!

I would love to help you capture the memory of this big moment.  Let’s talk about how you can make your proposal extra special!  Fill out the form below or CLICK HERE to send me an e-mail!